A cool link on the day Winter Meeting buzz faded a little bit.
Over at the Hardball Times, Chris Jaffe did the math, counting back 30,000 days to the day Whitey Ford was born. It’s not Ford’s birthday, just a nice round number since his birth.
Jaffe — a history instructor, of course — used the milestone as an opportunity to put together an all-time Yankees team using only living legends and based only on WAR.
As Jaffe notes, Posada makes the team as a designated hitter — a familiar refrain this offseason — and Alex Rodriguez made the team just ahead of Graig Nettles. The only “controversial” choice might be Rickey Henderson, who couldn’t beat Roy White in left field and so made the team in right. If Jaffe went with a true right fielder, it would have been Dave Winfield.